Back in the days when most everyone who skated or played hockey, it was on an outdoor pond or lake. Getting ice depended on “Mother Nature” to supply cold enough weather to freeze water.
Then came the flooding of outdoor rinks. Suddenly ice sheets popped up on every local playground as well as in many back yards.
North High senior running back Deon Benson (11) pushes forward for yardage against Henry Sibley Sept. 26. Benson rushed for 161 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns in the 21-18 Homecoming loss Sept. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior tight end Avery Ostertag (48), getting protection from Zach Lauzon (12), makes a 23-yard reception during second quarter action against Henry Sibley Sept. 26. The Polars lost their Homecoming game in the closing seconds, 21-18. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North High band performed Fight Song, What Stop the Tea, and Thrift Shop during the homecoming halftime show Sept. 26. Despite a standing-room-only Homecoming crowd at North Stadium, Polars fans left disappointed after Henry Sibley took the lead in the final seconds and won 21-18. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Henry Sibley senior running back Garrett Beaman (47) carries as North High defense swarms in. The Warriors won 21-18 Sept. 26. (Linda Baumiester/Review)
Week five of the 2014 football season proved to be less than fruitful for area teams. Homecoming festivities at both Hill-Murray and North High were dampened by losses Friday, Sept. 26.
The North High Polars took their undefeated volleyball record to Hill-Murray Field House Thursday, Sept. 25, and came away with a convincing 3-0 win over the Pioneers.
North is riding high with a Metro East Conference (MEC) mark of 5-0 and an overall record of 14-0.
The North High Polars weren’t mentioning it, but going into their volleyball match with the Tartan Titans Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Hal Norgard Gymnasium, they had an overall mark of 12-0 and were 4-0 in Metro East Conference action.
When the dust had settled following the match with Tartan, the Polars remained unbeaten.
The Roseville Area High School volleyball team went into the Apple Valley tournament on Sept. 19 with only one loss on the season and by the end of the weekend, saw that loss total jump to four. Despite the 1-3 record in the tournament, the Raiders didn't let it affect them the following week.
For the first time this season, the Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy football teams lost in the same week. This week, both teams are at home for homecoming. Here's a look at last week's action and what lies ahead.